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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FDA takes another look at mercury-based dental fillings

Although there are no new data on the safety of mercury alloy dental fillings, the Food & Drug Administration wants to know whether the methods used to ascertain their safety were adequate.

Last year the Food & Drug Administration ruled that the mercury-containing metal in dental fillings is safe, but the agency wants to know if the methods it used to determine the alloy's safety were satisfactory.
The FDA is holding a public meeting today and tomorrow on the issue, focusing on the risk of the dental amalgam for children and pregnant women.

For full article: http://www.massdevice.com/news/fda-takes-another-look-mercury-based-dental-fillings?source=http://www.dentalindia.com

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